vivacious

[ vi-vey-shuhs, vahy- ]
/ vɪˈveɪ ʃəs, vaɪ- /

adjective

lively; animated; spirited: a vivacious folk dance.

Nearby words

  1. vitória,
  2. vitória de conquista,
  3. viva,
  4. viva voce,
  5. vivace,
  6. vivaciously,
  7. vivacity,
  8. vivaldi,
  9. vivaldi, antonio,
  10. vivamus

Origin of vivacious

First recorded in 1635–45; vivaci(ty) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for vivacious

vivacious

/ (vɪˈveɪʃəs) /

adjective

full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
obsolete having or displaying tenacity of life
Derived Formsvivaciously, adverbvivaciousness, noun

Word Origin for vivacious

C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace

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Word Origin and History for vivacious

vivacious

adj.

1640s, from Latin vivax (genitive vivacis) "lively, vigorous" (see vivacity). Related: Vivaciously.

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